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VIDEO | West Bend Early Risers Kiwanis Dedicates Bench to Al Moehr | By Brian Lambrecht

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June 29, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Early Risers Kiwanis dedicated a bench at Regner Park this morning to Al Moehr.     The dedication with the Moehr family took place at 8:30 a.m. (see video below) (Photo, L to R): Allen Moehr II, Rebecca

West Bend Mayor testifies in Madison on “DarkStore” loophole

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June 29, 2017 – Madison, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow testified today before the Wisconsin Assembly Ways and Means Committee in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store

Wednesday night’s storms dumped over 1.5″ of rain in West Bend | By Ruth Marks

June 29, 2017 – West Bend – Wednesday night’s barrage of heavy thunderstorms left 1.5″ of rain on the west side of Big Cedar Lake. It also left behind a unique view of a double rainbow at sunset from Highway K facing towards Big Cedar Lake shortly afterwards. Photo

UW announces promotions and tenure; two Washington county faculty on list

June 28, 2017 – Two UW-Washington County faculty have received promotions and tenure. 

Obit: Charles H. Pantle, Jr., 89, of Fredonia

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June 28, 2017 – Fredonia, WI – Charles H. Pantle, Jr. of Fredonia died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home at the age of 89 years. He was born on May 15, 1928 in Highland Park, IL to the late Charles and Sophie (nee Henrichs) Pantle.  He grew

Obit: Daniel Ebert, 82, of Fillmore

June 28, 2017 – Fillmore, WI – Daniel H. Ebert of Fillmore died on Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home at the age of 82 years. He was born on September 14, 1934 in the Town of Osceola to the late John and Alvina (nee Kutz) Ebert.

PHOTO GALLERY: Knocking Holland windmill off bucket list

June 28, 2017 – Leiden, Holland – The De Valk, or The Falcon, is a tower mill that dates to 1743.  It is seven floors in all and used to be home to the miller’s family and even a cow or two. If you’ve ever wanted to tour a real

Meijer plays the “dark store” card. 

June 28, 2017 – Washington, Co. – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be testifying in Madison on Thursday in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store be charged

Kewaskum JV2 loses to Homestead

June 28, 2017: Tuesday night, Kewaskum’s JV2 lost to Homestead on the road with a score of 13-5.  Mason Pomeroy went 4 for 4, scored 3 runs, and stole 4 bases during the game. Next game is Thursday, June 29 at Kewaskum against Port Washington at 9:30  am. Photo

Former Mayville Police Chief makes initial court appearance | By Bob Nelson

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June 28, 2017 – Mayville, WI – Former Mayville Police Chief Chris MacNeill made his initial court appearance in Dodge County Court this week on charges of misconduct in office and obstructing an officer. He allegedly altered documents in 2011 to help the son of a Mayville police officer get

Kewaskum takes Grafton; Christenson hits solo home run | By Poole Family

June 28, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV beat Grafton 9-2 at home, while Varsity won 10-2 at Grafton. Kewaskum JV takes the win bringing three pitchers to the mound- Dogs, Block and Christenson. Luke Christenson hit a solo homerun for JV. Dalton Poole and Pamperpin took the mound

Obit: Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering of West Bend

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017.  Dorothy was born the oldest of two daughters on October 24, 1937 to Alvin and Emma (nee Oberle) Koenings, in Barton, Wisconsin.

Have faith in God but lock your bike

June 27, 2017 – Judy Steffes, WCI editor, is currently on a bicycle tour in the Netherlands raising funds for Alzheimer’s programs at local Cedar Community. Today Steffes rode into Leiden and got pretty close to a number of bee hives, climbed a four-story spiral staircase and shared other

Car versus bike accident in neighboring Dodge County

June 27, 2017 – Beaver Dam Township, WI – On 06-27-17 at 3:22 pm, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle versus bicycle crash on CTH S at the intersection with S. Center Road in the Township of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Preliminary investigation shows that

Cause of blimp crash during U.S. Open released | By Bob Nelson

June 27, 2017 – Erin, WI – Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board have determined what caused an advertising blimp to crash at the U.S. Open near Hartford on June 15. According to the NTSB report the outer fabric of the blimp caught fire near some burners. The blimp

Retail theft at local Pick ‘n Save store | By West Bend Police

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, June 26, at 11:25 a.m., West Bend Police were called to Pick ‘n Save, 2518 W. Washington St. for a male who stole a bottle of liquor. When officers attempted to apprehend the man in the parking lot, he ran

Happy Birthday, Jr. Deputy Morgan

June 27, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Recently our department received a public relations request from a family friend of Eli Morgan.

John Deere green…. On a hot summer night… |By Christopher Blank

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June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Many of us are familiar with the words of Joe Diffie’s hit song “John Deere Green” that came out in 1993, the year the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion was chartered. Both remain as hits today as 2017 marks the 24th year of

Kewaskum JV2 comes out on top; Donath hits double | By Steiner Family

June 27, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV2 beat Whitefish Bay at home today.  The score was 13-5. Highlight – During the 4th inning, Peyton Donath hit a double to deep center which drove in two runs, making the score 9-5. Next game is Kewaskum at Homestead, on

The Spirit Ride is coming through West Bend | By Ron Naab

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June 27, 2017 – The professionals who earn a living from highway accidents are now taking to the streets to promote highway safety and help safeguard the lives of fellow first responders.   The Spirit Ride will relay a ceremonial casket by car carrier across the nation and back. About

Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud | By Bob Nelson

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June 27, 2017 – A federal court trial is scheduled in August for the 69-year-old Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud. Robert Spoerl, owner of J & R Tax Service in Kewaskum, is charged in a 28-count indictment. Federal prosecutors say from 2011 to 2015 he filed more than 100

Obit: Norman A. Matenaer, 85, Town of Barton

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June 27, 2017 – Barton, WI – Norman A. Matenaer of the Town of Barton died on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home at the age of 85 years. He was born on September 29, 1931 in the Town of Barton to the late Edwin and Mary (nee Staehler)

Obit.| Irene R. Loeffel, 93, Hubertus

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June 27, 2017 – Hubertus, WI – Irene R. Loeffel (nee Belanger), age 93, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Community Memorial Hospital.  She was born on June 15, 1924 in Stratford and married George P. Loeffel on June 15, 1950. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting afghans, sewing, gardening,

Elkhart Lake drowning victim identified | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Elkhart Lake, WI – Elkhart Lake Police say the man whose body was discovered floating in Elkhart Lake on Saturday was a 45-year-old Sheboygan man. Authorities said Dustin Knaus accidentally fell into the lake and drowned. A 911 call to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Communication Center

Weekend sees 4 OWI arrests in West Bend

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Friday June 23, 2017 at 2:22 a.m., a citizen reported seeing smoke in the area of the US 45 off ramp at W. Washington St. in West Bend. Police located an unoccupied vehicle that had veered off the roadway and struck

Brrrrrr! Regner Park closes beach two days in a row.

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Park and Recreation Department closed the Regner Park beach on Sunday, and the beach remains closed today, as well, due to the low temperatures we are experiencing. Air temperatures have hovered in the mid-60 range since the weekend,

Fondy MPTC campus sees great success with boot camps | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Fond du lac, WI – Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), Fond du lac campus, has had great success with its CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) and Welding Boot Camps over the past eight years. Dean of Economic and Workforce Development Jo Ann Hall says at the conclusion
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